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Re: [BCAB] AN EXAMPLE OF NOT THINKING ACCESSIBILITY THROUGH Tony 07 Sep 2011 15:51 BST

Hello
Thanks Chris for the Windows 8 update - had a look at the blog (which,
likean awful lot of sites, had problems when the text in the browser was
enlarged too much ...)  From my point of view - someone who still uses
residual sight rather than speech - this new OS looks like a nightmare.
Given larger touchscreen areas it looks likely that the area will be crammed
with aesthetic appeal rather than simple visual clues and the whole system
will need relearning.

I find it particularly interesting that the ribbon metaphor will be extended
to other areas of the OS as well as Office. Has anyone known of any other
application where the ribbon is used? Most people I know dislike it
intensely andI haven't seen it copied on other platforms. This seems to
suggest it is not popular as an interface. The ribbon enforces small fonts
and small visual clues so to us is iherently less accessible than drop-down
menus. The mixture of access methodologies used detracts from the coherence
of the user interface, making it less intuitive.

What we really need with the current obsession with on-line services is not
a revamp to the user interface but a serious method of replacing paper
archives. Ever gone on-line and bought something, only to find that you
don't get an invoice or receipt? How to prove purchase if you need to claim
the money back? Or had to fill in a form online (possibly spread over
ultiple pages). Where is the single, fool-proof united mechanism that files
copies of these for you so you can prove an audit trail?

Regards
Tony Dart